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Match Preview: Emirates Lions vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-04-19

Man, was that sweet or what?

For most Leinster fans, there was an underlying sense of dread in the build-up to last week's game. Despite how confident we were over whether we'd win or not, everyone sensed the same fear, that knot in the stomach, that Leinster could lose again! And it would be four times in a row to go out to the SAME BLOODY TEAM!!!!

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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Stade Rochelais

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-04-12

Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

For the fourth season running Leinster will meet La Rochelle in the knock-out stages of the Champions Cup. And it's fair to say Leinster have had their fill of La Rochelle at this stage. There have been three heart-breaking defeats, with each one somehow getting more excruciating. Yes, Leinster finally beat them in the pool stages earlier this season. But while that was a fine result, Leinster always knew in themselves they would likely have to knock La Rochelle out at some point to finally win the cup again.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Leicester Tigers

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-04-05

Well, we said the season was starting to ramp up last week and Leinster responded with their best performance of the season!

The win away to La Rochelle was undoubtedly the best result of the season, but last week was Leinster's best performance on both sides of the ball. It wasn't like the Bulls didn't show up, either. They had the better start, on the back of three consecutive scrum penalties (Evans, help us!). And they led at half-time with Leinster down to fourteen men for the beginning of the second half...
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Vodacom Bulls

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-03-28

Tomorrow night the season really starts to crank up.

There's no more international interruptions, it's all Leinster, all the way from now until the end of the season, which will hopefully be on June 22nd. We'll leave talk of Europe until next week as the final six regular league games could be fascinating. Unlike previous seasons, Leinster have not built up a massive lead in the table. They are only four points ahead of tomorrow night's opponents, the Bulls.
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Match Preview: Zebre Parma vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2024-03-22

At international level, the green machine fell off the rails in their attempt to secure a second Grand Slam in a row.

Not that winning a second consecutive championship is anything to be sniffed at, especially for a country that went 24 years without winning one between 1985 and 2009. But non Grand Slam championship wins are funny things and are really dependent on how they're won in the end.
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